SoLow Fest was founded in 2010 by Philadelphia performance artists Thomas Choinacky and Amanda Grove. Seeking a way to present their own solo work, with minimal expense, they conceived the idea by jointly presenting their work and reaching out to other interested artists. Now in its fifth year SoLow continues to experiment with their niche of using non-traditional locations and venues, inspiring artists and audiences alike to challenge the norm of theatre and making and seeing art that may otherwise never be created.
This year there is a whole host of new dance work being presented in a variety of venues throughout the city –
Bridge to Somewhere by Mira Treatman
Experience the meaning and the magnitude of the 57th longest suspension bridge in the world. This dance-theatre experiment meets curated walking tour features 60,000 tons of steel and one performer. Find yourself contemplating the space between Philadelphia and Camden, elevated.
WHERE-The performance starts on the corner of 5th and Race Streets
WHEN- June 15 and June 21 at 6:00 pm at 5th and Race Street, Philadelphia
HOW- $10/PWYC. Space is limited. Reserve a ticket at www.miratreatman.com/tickets
Lyons and Tigers (Darcy Lyons) presents ASKEW
Rx by Darcy Lyons is performed by Mary-Carmen Webb at all performance times.
Sad Girl Chronicles* by Mary-Carmen Webb is performed by herself and Lily Kind.*Sundays only
Darcy Lyons presents Rx, a new dance theater solo featuring Mary-Carmen Webb embodying the overwhelming, incapacitation that severe panic can cause. The small, intimate audience will witness (up close) one woman’s journey through absolute fear.
On Sundays only, Mary-Carmen Webb will present her new duet, tentatively titled Sad Girl Chronicles. She writes:
Unmasked, two women holding faces.
Called pretty things, and
Surprisingly tired of repetitive pick-up lines.
We are not entirely sure you will be entertained.
Snuggle Pants and Sugar Tits.
WHEN: Saturday, June 17 at 8 PM
Sunday*, June 18 at 7 PM
Saturday, June 24 at 8 PM
Sunday*, June 25 at 7 PM
*Sad Girl Chronicles will be performed in additoin to Rx on Sunday dates ONLY)
WHERE: All performances take place at The Iron Factory, 118 Fontain Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19122
HOW: Pay What You Can, reserve tickets here. Contact: [email protected]
Photo by Darcy Lyons of Mary-Carmen in “Rx”
by Sean Thomas Boyt
A movement installation waiting for the sky to change. It can’t be helped, it’s only Monday. Schedule a detour to visit a local green space and see some dance outside. Nothing too edgy. Just some public art in a public space complaining about the weather. As one does.
WHERE: Old Pine Community Center (401 Lombard Street)
WHEN: June 19 at 1pm-4pm
HOW: Pay What You Can, email [email protected]
Remnant: a Surviving Trace
Choreographer and Performer: Kalila Kingsford Smith
Original Music: Alina John
This non-linear interactive solo dance performs a process of reordering and revisiting eighteen separate movement ‘ideas’. What survives this process reveals the essence of a moment, a memory, a surviving trace of what once existed. I spiral into this center searching for strength, determination, and resilience.
WHERE: Mascher Space Co-op , 155 Cecil B Moore, Philadelphia, PA 19122
WHEN: Saturday, June 17 4:30pm and 7:00pm (40 minutes)
HOW: $5-$10 Sliding Scale or PWYC , email [email protected]
Photo by Mike Hurwitz
by Ixchel Mendez, Haylee Warner, Annielille Gavino-Kollman and Vanessa Erin Gross
A night of five solo dance works performed by four dancers.
WHEN: June 22 and 23 at 8pm
WHERE: The Iron Factory, 118 Fontain St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
HOW: $8 Presale, PWYC /suggested $7 at the door at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/revulva-tickets-34630472676?aff=es2
Runtime: 60 minutes
Sound and Strings
Directed by Pamela Hetherington
Dance/Music by Mandy Wolman
A fresh collection of new music and dance motifs combining tap shoes, violin, flamenco shoes and bare feet.
WHEN: June 17 @ 8:30 pm
WHERE: Sound Space, 2511 West Girard Avenue, 2nd Floor
Pay what you can. No tickets. It’s an open studio event.